Tag Archives: POV

Great Lesson About POV

I spent a little time this past weekend catching up on my emails and blog subscriptions. I am always behind, and sometimes the only thing I can do when I get overwhelmed is delete the lot of them. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Ellie Calls Him Daddy

In last Wednesday’s post, “Deep POV: Thinking Like Your Character,” I explained about how clumsy familial relationships can be when writing in deep POV. I’ve written about it before, and keep forgetting to clarify about using the POV character’s name. Sure enough, … Continue reading

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Deep POV: Thinking Like Your Character

Writing in a deep first or third person point of view is tricky. Just plain tricky. You’re limited to your POV character’s thoughts, physicality, emotions, knowledge. Everything that is going on in your story is interpreted through your POV character’s … Continue reading

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Setting Descriptions: Keep in Character

    Whether you write in intimate first person, which allows the reader to experience what the characters experience as if walking around in their skin, or a more distant person, where some omniscient someone tells the story, often from … Continue reading

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A Study in Omniscient POV: Part 2

Wednesday, I introduced the validity of the omniscient point of view as the perspective of choice for authors who are “after the kind of insight that comes from contemplating events rather than participating in them” (Characters, Emotions, & Viewpoint, Nancy Kress, p. 207). … Continue reading

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A Study in Omniscient POV, Part 1

Billy did something in his new release that isn’t done much these days: he used the omniscient point of view. I haven’t seen it in modern works in so long that I had to study it again to find out … Continue reading

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Characterization Multitasking

Your two main characters are in the same scene, but they’re not together. He’s doing his thing, she’s doing hers. You can reveal so much about both when you illustrate your POV character observing the other. Of course you can … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad in Deep Third POV 3

Monday, I wrote the second part of a post I’d initially begun on my other blog, AuthorCulture.  Apparently I hit a nerve–and to a certain extent, I think the nerve tingled because some of the readers didn’t understand what I was … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad in Deep Third POV 2

I’ve written about the idea of calling parents “Mom” and “Dad” in deep third person before on my collaborative blog, AuthorCulture. It has always bothered me, though I never understood why until the day when I was editing a manuscript written in … Continue reading

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The Problem with Physical Reactions

Do you have yours yet? If not, why not? This should be on every writer’s reference shelf. The thesaurus gives lists of the different body language cues to different emotions, both external cues and internal, physical reactions. It gives mental … Continue reading

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